WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Many residents of a small town in the US Midwestern state of Indiana had to be evacuated due to a chemical spill, local media reported Saturday.
No specific information on casualties were yet revealed, but those in need of medical care were taken to a local hospital.
Local media reported the officials confirming a chemical spill taking place. Initial reports suggested there was a spill of sulfuric acid in the area, while firefighters told local channel News 10 that the chemical was in fact sulfur dioxide.
The city authorities have urged people to stay away from the affected area and not to leave their homes if they live close to the spill.